Democrats have completely lost their minds.
They’re pursuing policies that are completely detached from reality.
Now one state is considering an insanely radical proposal that could wreck the economy.
California routinely takes the lead in implementing ridiculous policies.
Such is the case again as the state is discussing how to pay reparations for slavery.
Since the Democrats have a supermajority in the state legislature, the radicals are often able to cram through outrageous legislation.
Timcast News reports that “Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 3121 and created the task force in 2020 to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. The meeting will be the first time the task force has gathered in person since their inaugural meeting last year. In March, the group voted 5-4 to limit reparations only to those who are descendants of free and enslaved black people in the U.S. during the 19th century. They had previously proposed including all black people.”
First, it’s absurd for people who never owned slaves to pay reparations to people who were never enslaved.
It’s a moral catastrophe that leftists don’t care about at all.
Also, there is no clear criteria for who qualifies or how payments would be made.
Cal Matters explained that “a specific plan for reparations in California has yet to be determined, though experts have advocated for a number of options – everything from direct cash payments, to land transfers, to baby bonds, to investments in black-owned businesses. Advocates said a formal apology should be included, similar to the US House of Representatives’ formal apology to black Americans for the institution of slavery in 2008.”
California seems intent on wrecking its economy.
In addition to the reparations folly, California is flirting with the idea of universal healthcare.
The state wants to pay slavery reparations while providing healthcare for everyone at a time when residents and businesses are fleeing to states that have not gone insane.
California also wants to be an abortion “sanctuary” that provides services and transportation for out-of-state women seeking abortions.
This is what happens when leftists are in complete control of the steering wheel.
Leftists are obsessed with disparities between groups, but they’re asking the wrong question.
There is no country or society where all groups have equal outcomes.
Not even siblings raised in the same circumstances are expected to have equitable outcomes.
The Left’s entire ethos is based on an unachievable idea.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.